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Senator Johnson says Wife is Hurt in Running Mishap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson says his wife, Barbara, is recovering from injuries she sustained in a running accident.   The South Dakota senator says his wife fell and fractured a shoulder and a wrist while running.    Barbara Johnson says she and her husband were looking forward to taking a break and returning to South...
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Board of Regents Request More Money for State University System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The board that governs South Dakota’s university system is requesting more state funding in an effort to hold down tuition and fee increases for students at the six state-run schools.   The Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to approve a budget request that seeks an increase of $14.5 million in state...
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Adventurer Starting Swim down Missouri River

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite is setting off on a 1,000-mile swim down the Missouri River on Friday. Cornthwaite is starting in Chamberlain, S.D., and will finish in St. Louis about 50 days later. He will average about 20 miles of swimming a day.   The swim is part of Cornthwaite’s Expedition1000...
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Mo. River low-water inspection starts Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Mississippi River Commission is planning a low-water inspection trip in the Missouri River Basin.   The group will hear local residents’ concerns on issues ranging from flood control to navigation in a series of meetings. They start Sunday in Bismarck, N.D., and continue Aug. 13 in Fort Pierre, S.D., and...
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